Dominique Wirz

Dominique Wirz, MA

Assistentin / Research and Teaching Assistant

Phone: +41 44 635 20 91

Room number: AND 3.28

d.wirz@ikmz.uzh.ch

Portrait

Dominique Wirz studied Communication in Social and Economic Contexts (B.A.) at the Berlin University of the Arts and Communication Management and Communication Research (M.A.) at the University of Zurich. She is a Research and Teaching Assistant at the Department of Communication and Media Research (IKMZ) in the division "Media Psychology & Effects" since 2013. Her main research interests are persuasion and political communication.

Curriculum Vitae & Publications

Current Position

Research and Teaching Assistant

Research Interests

Persuasion, Emotions, Political Communication, Populism

Education

2013 – present

PhD Student at the Institute of Mass Communication and Media Research, Department of Media Psychology and Effects, University of Zurich, Switzerland (Prof. Dr. Werner Wirth)

2010 – 2012      

Master of Arts in Communication Management and Media Research (Major) and Communication Science (Minor). University of Zurich, Switzerland

Thesis: How Emotional Media Reports Influence Attitude Formation and Change. Master Thesis. University of Zurich, Switzerland.

2006 – 2009      

Bachelor of Arts in Communication in Social and Economic Contexts. University of the Arts Berlin, Germany

Thesis: Sortierstudien als Mittel zur Zielgruppensegmentierung. [Usefulness of Card Sorting Studies for Target Group Segmentation] Bachelor Thesis. University of the Arts Berlin, Germany.

Professional Experience

2013 – present

Research & Teaching Assistant at the Institute of Mass Communication and Media Research, Department of Media Psychology and Effects, University of Zurich, Switzerland (Prof. Dr. Werner Wirth)

2013 – 2017          

Employed in the NCCR Democracy project “A look into the back box – how populist communication strategies affect citizens’ attitudes” funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation (www.nccr-democracy.uzh.ch)

2011 – 2012         

Student Teaching Associate (Prof. Dr. Werner Wirth, Prof. Dr. Gabriele Siegert), University of Zurich, Switzerland

2011 – 2012      

Market Research Assistant, Neue Zürcher Zeitung AG, Zurich, Switzerland

2010 – 2011      

Concept and Copy Writing, Startbahnwest AG, Zurich, Switzerland

2009 – 2010      

Internship in Strategic Planning, Scholz & Friends, Hamburg, Germany